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City Council Refuses Planning and Zoning Commission Recommendation

City Council Refuses Planning and Zoning Commission Recommendation

Wednesday night the Paris City Council  voted unanimously against  the recommendation of the Planning and Zoning Commission to add a new use to the City Zoning ordinance regarding the zoning of a proposed Recyclers Depot on the 4200 block of Lamar Avenue. Citizens spoke out against the...

02/26/2015 by eParisExtra
Another Candidate Files for City Council in District 5

Another Candidate Files for City Council in District 5

The City Council seat in District 5 is now a three-way race. Grover “Michael” Glatfelter filed an application to run in District 5 today.  In early February Linda Knox also filed to run for City Council in District 5, the seat currently held by Mayor Matt Frierson (pictured). Mr....

02/24/2015 by eParisExtra
Tonight's City Council Meeting Postponed

Tonight's City Council Meeting Postponed

In a release from Paris City Clerk Janice Ellis,  due to freezing rain and pursuant to Section 551.0411 of the Texas Government Code, the meeting scheduled for February 23, 2015, has been postponed to Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. ...

02/23/2015 by eParisExtra
Recycling Center Back on City Council Agenda

Recycling Center Back on City Council Agenda

The Paris City Council will meet in Regular Session on Monday, February 23, 2015 at 5:30pm at the City Council Chamber, located at 107 E. Kaufman Street. A proposed Recycling Center is back on the agenda after the Planning and Zoning Commission met on this past Monday and  voted to amend the...

02/20/2015 by eParisExtra
District Attorney's Office Will Not Pursue Criminal Charges in PEDC Forensic Audit

District Attorney's Office Will Not Pursue Criminal Charges in PEDC Forensic Audit

In a letter dated February 9, 2015 from District Attorney Gary Young to Kent Mcllyar, City Attorney of Paris, Mr. Young stated that the DA’s office would not be pursuing criminal charges from the Defenbaugh Report of the PEDC. Mr. Young states, “I have reviewed the documents that...

02/16/2015 by eParisExtra
Reno Mayor William Heuberger Receives Designation of Certified Municipal Official

Reno Mayor William Heuberger Receives Designation of Certified Municipal Official

Reno Mayor William Heuberger, in recognition of his commitment to continuing education, was recently a recipient of the Texas Municipal League Institute (TMLI) designation of Certified Municipal Official. This designation was presented at the TMLI Awards Presentation at the TML-AMCC Elected...

02/16/2015 by eParisExtra
PEDC Calls Special Meeting on Wednesday

PEDC Calls Special Meeting on Wednesday

The Paris Economic Development Corporation (PEDC) Board of Directors will hold a Special Called Meeting on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 9am. The PEDC Board will discuss and take action on quotes for Commercial General Liability Insurance for the Northwest Industrial Park and Rail Spur. ...

02/15/2015 by eParisExtra
PEDC Board Hears Presentation and Addresses Rumors

PEDC Board Hears Presentation and Addresses Rumors

During the Paris Economic Development Corporation (PEDC) Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 the Board addressed concerns in the community of the necessity of even having an economic development corporation. Chair of the PEDC, Steve Grubbs, (pictured right)began the...

02/11/2015 by eParisExtra
City Council Considers Dog Park

City Council Considers Dog Park

The Paris City Council met Monday night at 5:30 p.m. at the City Council Chamber located at 107 E. Kaufman Street.  One of the items on the agenda addressed the possible creation of a dog park. Several citizens spoke in support of the proposed dog park.  President of National Association of...

02/10/2015 by NIck Murillo
City Council Halts Recyclers Depot Construction

City Council Halts Recyclers Depot Construction

John Godwin City manager John Godwin interrupted a packed council chamber during the Monday council meeting’s citizens forum regarding the recycling facility to be built by Morningside.  “We made a mistake.  We should not have issued that permit.  I apologize.  This should not...

02/09/2015 by NIck Murillo
PEDC Board to Meet on Tuesday, February 10th

PEDC Board to Meet on Tuesday, February 10th

The Paris Economic Development Corporation (PEDC) is scheduled to hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, February 10th at 3:30pm at the Community Room at the Depot, located at 1125 Bonham Street. The Board Members will look at a proposed amendment to the PEDC Bylaws pertaining to the...

02/09/2015 by eParisExtra
Citizens Expected to Argue Against Recyclers Depot

Citizens Expected to Argue Against Recyclers Depot

At Monday’s City Council meeting, several local citizens who are opposed to the new proposed recycling center are expected to argue against the new business. Here are some answers from Recyclers Depot owners regarding the new facility: Is Recyclers Depot a “junk yard”? Recyclers...

02/09/2015 by eParisExtra
City Council to Meet Monday Night - Recycling Center, Dog Park, and PEDC on Agenda

City Council to Meet Monday Night - Recycling Center, Dog Park, and PEDC on Agenda

The Paris City Council will meet on Monday, February 9, 2015 at 5:30pm at the City Council Chamber, located at 107 E. Kaufman Street. On the agenda is the proposed recycling facility on Lamar Avenue that has garnered some opposition. The city council will hear from concerned citizens and then...

02/09/2015 by eParisExtra
Linda Knox Announces Candidacy for City Council District 5

Linda Knox Announces Candidacy for City Council District 5

Linda Su (Suarez) Knox has filed to run for City Council in District 5, the seat currently held by Mayor Matt Frierson. Linda Su (Suarez) Knox holds a Masters of Education and is a teacher with Windham School District.  She is currently Teacher of the Year at her campus and holds one of the...

02/09/2015 by eParisExtra
City Council Member Richard Grossnickle To Seek Another Term

City Council Member Richard Grossnickle To Seek Another Term

Current City Council Member of District 5 and Mayor Pro-Tem, Dr. Richard Grossnickle decided yesterday to seek another term on the Paris City Council. Last week the incumbent drew a challenger when Dr. Steve Clifford filed to run for the District 5 seat. Grossnickle is a graduate of the...

02/06/2015 by eParisExtra
Boy Scouts Troop 11 at work to promote

Boy Scouts Troop 11 at work to promote "World's Finest" chocolate candy bars to raise funds

Boy Scouts Troop 11 promote their ‘World Famous’ chocolate bars on air with Angelina at Mix 107.7. (Submitted photo) The Boy Scouts Troop 11 had the privilege to go on the air with Angelina at Mix 107.7, promoting their Chocolate Candy Bar fundraiser that’s going on...

02/05/2015 by Josh Allen
Linda Knox Files to Run Against Matt Frierson

Linda Knox Files to Run Against Matt Frierson

Linda Knox has filed to run for City Council in District 5, the seat currently held by Mayor Matt Frierson (pictured). Mr. Frierson has also filed to run for another term. eParisExtra.com does not currently have a photo of Linda Knox. The election is May 9th ...

02/05/2015 by eParisExtra
Concerned Citizens Meet Regarding New Rycling Center

Concerned Citizens Meet Regarding New Rycling Center

Earlier this week a group of concerned citizens met with the owners of the new proposed recycling center that would be on Lamar Avenue at 42nd street (next to the Cave Wave car wash). According to reports, the owners are resistant to moving the recycling center to a less visible location....

02/05/2015 by eParisExtra
Denise Moffitt Files for District 7

Denise Moffitt Files for District 7

Denise Moffitt has filed an application to run for  City Council in District 7. District 7 is currently held by Dr. A.J. Hashmi, who filed last week to seek another term. Denise is President and General Manager of Stone Title Company.  ...

02/03/2015 by eParisExtra
New business coming to Paris; Recyclers Depot set to open in early summer

New business coming to Paris; Recyclers Depot set to open in early summer

A new and state-of-the business, Recyclers Depot, is already making plans for its opening in Paris, which is currently set for early in the summer of this year. This will be a one-of-a-kind new business for Paris and the surrounding area. “Recyclers Depot is excited to announce the...

01/30/2015 by Josh Allen